Hi. I am a history buff, and love reading about it. My hobbies include nature hikes, model trains, antique cars, and Bible study. I am a graduate of Faith Bible College, and am an ordained minister. I teach a Bible lesson monthly at my church where I am Associate Pastor. My wife and I like art shows and music.
I am currently a Resource Parapro working with Special Ed. students in 9th grade English, Algebra 1, and some BioPhysics. I have tons of activity lessons in English, Science, Math, and Social Studies. I have a few not-so-out-of-date textbooks, as well as access to them and related work sheets, activities, games, practical lessons, and computer games and videos.
I've had a lot of practical experience for a teacher: Forest Technician, James W. Sewall Co., Old Town, ME, (9 yrs), Lumber mill laborer, Old Town Lumber Co., Old Town, ME, (1yr), Motel manager & owner, Comfort Motel, Jackman, ME, (7 yrs), Minister (including pastor of 4 churches), (25 yrs), Educator (Substitute teacher, Supervisor Adult Ed., Parapro), ME & MI, (17 yrs), Sales Associate, Walmart, Bangor, ME, (2 yrs), Behavior Habitat Professional, Bangor Counseling Center, Bangor, ME, (2 yrs).
My method of teaching is comfortable, fun, and attainable. I like to tell jokes and riddles, and will give an unusual news item to start the class.
I use various method, and my favorite is hands-on practical learning. In this, I will use games, real life problems, and investigative articles. I will also use online games such as Ka-hoot. I will use study methods such as the student's textbook, if they have one. If not, I could use my own text resources to help develop study guides. I encourage the student to work with their regular teacher to obtain study materials for us to work with. That way I will know where the student needs help, and will follow up with a text, email, or phone call.
I'm excited about your progress, will work hard to meet your academic goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maine at Machias - Bachelor of Education, Social Studies Teacher Education
Graduate Degree: Plymouth State University - Masters in Education, History Teacher Education
My hobbies include nature hikes, model trains, antique cars, and Bible study.
Ancient and Medieval Heritage
College Level American History
College World History
GED Social Studies
High School Level American History
High School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
US Constitutional History